Overview

Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.

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Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Sr. Event Security and Safety Manager
  • Job Summary: The Sr. Event Security and Safety Manager will manage the end-to-end physical security and safety of our owned consumer events (Regional, International, and World Championships). This role requires heavy travel (12 – 15 events per year) where you will act as the point person for our security operations and incident response. Day-to-day the role reports to the Director of Global Esports & Events but during events the role will report to the designated Event Manager as part of each events organizational structure.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Drive end-to-end planning for physical security and safety across all premier events in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania.
  • Manage and coordinate security plans in partnership with premier event and convention event managers including review of guard, medical, and other safety personnel assignments.
  • Travel to each North American Regional Championships, each International Championships, and the World Championships and act as event security lead overseeing our security vendor and security operations (12-15 events per year)
  • Manage event security and safety incident responses on site and lead coordination of escalated situations working closely with our security vendor, emergency resources, and internal event managers, legal, PR, CS, and trust & safety team.
  • Provide after action reports for each premier event and escalate issues as needed to stake holders.
  • Review and draft event security and safety manuals and processes
  • Conduct cost and budget analysis, estimating expected costs for annual security program of 30 events.
  • Conduct risk assessments; report identified risks to management; provide recommendations for mitigation of risk.
  • Act as a liaison between TPCi, customers, and vendors.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, local, industry, contractual, and company regulations, standards, specifications, and best practices.

What you’ll bring

  • Eight (8) to eleven (11) years of relevant professional experience or a demonstrated equivalent level of expertise.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or a demonstrated equivalent level of applicable experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Thorough understanding of event security needs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Training in CPR and other first aid responses is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Pokémon is a plus.

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  • An employee first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • Base salary range: For this role, new hires generally start between $125,000 – $148,200. The full range is $125,000 – $187,000. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates’ qualifications and professional experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching
  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.